dry corn (maize) with the hull and germ removed and often coarsely ground (hominy grits): it is boiled for food
Origin of hominycontr. ; from rockahominy ; from Amerindian (Algonquian), as in Virginian rokahamen, meal from parched corn
Whole or ground kernels of corn from which the hull and germ have been removed, as by boiling in a solution of water and lye.
Origin of hominyShort for Virginia Algonquian uskatahomen.
(usually uncountable, plural hominies)